Battle of the Borders

Battle of the Borders

Saturday 9th September 2023 9.00am
Trail running atits best in the Shropshire Hills
Choice of Half Marathon or Marathon distance

The weekend of the 7th September will see the return of one of the most epic half and full trail marathons to hit Shropshire, with runners tackling 13.1 or 26.2 miles on the beautiful Shropshire Hills and The Long Mynd. This is a single lap marathon so no loops or out and backs.

The route covers a National Trust haven and the start and finish will be in Carding Mill Valley near the National Trust tea rooms. The course will be fully marked but runners should carry a map of the area. Runners will also be expected to carry a rucksack and a minimum of 500ml of water and a basic 1st aid kit. The race will start at 9am, and there will be a cut off of 7 hours for the full marathon. You must complete your first lap by 12.30PM to go out on a 2nd lap.

Carding Mill Valley is just a stone’s throw from the beautiful town of Church Stretton which has a train station within a mile of the start.

Price includes a blingtastic medal and well stocked aid stations out on the course. Friendly marshals included.

Battle of the Borders 2024
The 2024 Battle of the Borders (Saturday, September 7th 2024)

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Race HQ
Carding Mill Valley, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 6JG

2022 Race day medal